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Monetary Regimes in Transition

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ISBN-10: 0521419069

ISBN-13: 9780521419062

Edition: 1993

Authors: Michael D. Bordo, Forrest Capie, Angela Redish, Forrest Capie, Angela Redish

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This important contribution to comparative economic history examines different countries experiences with different monetary regimes, laying particular emphasis on how the regimes fared when placed under stress such as wars or other changes in the economic environment. Covering the experience of ten countries over the period 1700-1990, the contributors employ the latest techniques of economic analysis in their studies. Several papers are concerned with the transformation from bimetallism to gold monometallism in the nineteenth century and the determinants of monetary regimes transformation in the core countries of Britain, France and the United States. Others focus on the successful and…    
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Book details

List price: $144.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/21/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 412
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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List of contributors
Introduction
Commodity Money Standards in Transition
The scramble for gold: monetary regime transformation in the 1870s
The Latin Monetary Union and the emergence of the international gold standard
Greenback resumption and silver risk: the economics and politics of monetary regime change in the United States, 1862-1900
Successful and Unsuccessful Adherence to the Gold Standard
Spain during the classical gold standard years, 1880-1914
Canada and the gold standard, 1871-1914: a durable monetary regime
Australia's payments adjustment and capital flows under the international gold standard, 1870-1913
Wartime Upheaval and Postwar Stabilization
British and French finance during the Napoleonic Wars
Interpreting a change in monetary policy regimes: a reappraisal of the first Hungarian hyperinflation and stabilization, 1921-1928
Halting inflation in Italy and France after the Second World War
The rise and fall of credit controls: the case of Sweden, 1939-1989
Perspectives on Monetary Regimes
An assessment of monetary regimes
Index